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Fr. Matthew Wigton 

St Mary, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Cathedral 



Fr. John William 

St Mary, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Cathedral

Fr. Nicholas Cooper

Parochial Vicar, 
St Mary, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Cathedral 

Ordained a priest: 13 May, 2017 on the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady's Appearance in Fatima. 

Ordained a Deacon:  18 June, 2016

Hometown: Elk Rapids, Michigan, but I was born in Rome.....Rome, N.Y., you thought Italy for a second didn't you! Ha! Got ya! 

Home parish: Sacred Heart in Elk Rapids. 

Family: Mom, Dad, and 3 brothers. 

  • Jim and Mary Cooper, Parents
  • Vince & Alison, brother, both are farmers they have two daughters. 
  • Tim, brother, is also a farmer 
  • John & Irene, brother, lives on Long Island, NY with their 4 kids, John is an investigator for the NYSPD.

Education: Way to much.....but here you go. 

  • Northwestern Michigan College, A.G.S.
  • Pontifical College Josephinum, M.Div., B.Phil
  • University of Notre Dame du Lac, M.S.M.
  • Aquinas College, B.A.

Hobbies: I'm actually a boring person. I love to travel. 

What else.... that's it.  I'm a priest. That's it. 


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